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Marketplace for Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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So much for neutrality. A federal court said today the FCC can't force broadband companies to treat all content equally. That means giants like Verizon and AT&T — as well as cable companies — can pick favorites on the web, by slowing traffic from some sites and boosting the speed of others. Also, as American Idol opens its new season, it's easy to forget how influential the show was when it began more than a decade ago. Just as "The Sopranos" changed cable, American Idol shook up the networks. And finally, the Seattle Seahawks are limiting playoff tickets to credit card holders in the region – which rules out 49ers fans with California address. Does engineering a bigger home-field advantage work?

Google infiltrates the home through your thermostat

For $3.2 billion, Google purchased device maker Nest.
Posted In: internet of things

Corn farmers eye other crops for next year

Corn farmers like Keith Alverson in Chester, South Dakota are readjusting their plans for spring amid dropping corn prices.
Posted In: corn, Agriculture, farming

NEST? The stock that jumped 1900%? Wrong Nest

When Twitter went public, shares of a home entertainment company with the symbol TWTRQ went bananas.
Posted In: Nest, Twitter

Seahawks block 49ers fans from buying tickets. But does it pay?

The Seahawks are limiting playoff tickets to credit card holders in the region – which rules out 49ers fans with California address.
Posted In: Seahawks, 49ers, NFL

Verizon says net neutrality ruling won't change anything

A federal court said today the FCC can't force broadband companies to treat all content equally.
Posted In: fcc, Verizon, net neutrality

Germans aren't eager to commemorate WWI

Britain, France, and Belgium are commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of World War I this year -- without the Germans.
Posted In: Germany, WWI, Europe

How American Idol changed television

As American Idol opens its new season, it's easy to forget how influential the show was when it began more than a decade ago.
Posted In: american idol, The Voice

How college applications change in the era of Big Data

Kids are applying to more colleges than ever, so institutions are using Big Data to figure out which students to target.
Posted In: big data, college admissions

Surprise! 6 items still in the omnibus budget bill

Six government programs the government is still funding. Believe it or not.
Posted In: Congress, budget

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Day 14
Ta-ku
Her Majesty's Socialist Request
RJD2
Home
Phillip Phillips
Rise (Original Mix)
Du Tonc
Passion Fruit
Belle And Sebastian
Tear
Blackbird Blackbird